<i>Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa&apos;s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960</i> by David G. Atwill (review)

Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600 to... 104 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 how long will Chinese intellectuals still need to conform to this ancient principle in their path . . . to democracy? Anna Ghiglione Anna Ghiglione is a professor of Chinese Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and at the Center for Asian Studies of the University of Montreal, Canada. She recently published the full French translation of the Mozi, annotated and commented (Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2018. Series: Histoire et culture chinoises, ed. by Shenwen Li). David G. Atwill. Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. xviii, 238 pp. Paperback $34.95, ISBN 978-0-520-29973-3. Most students of South and East Asia have often conceived of Tibetans as Buddhists and as maintaining a relatively closed society. The conventional wisdom has been that “to be Tibetan is to be Buddhist” (p. 7). In this book, Professor David Atwill challenges this view by focusing on Tibetan Muslims. He points out that, as of 1950, these Muslims, often known as the Khache, constituted about ten percent of the population of Lhasa. Yet most specialists on China and Tibet know little about the Khache, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

<i>Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa&apos;s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960</i> by David G. Atwill (review)

China Review International, Volume 24 (2) – Jun 4, 2019

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104 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 how long will Chinese intellectuals still need to conform to this ancient principle in their path . . . to democracy? Anna Ghiglione Anna Ghiglione is a professor of Chinese Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and at the Center for Asian Studies of the University of Montreal, Canada. She recently published the full French translation of the Mozi, annotated and commented (Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2018. Series: Histoire et culture chinoises, ed. by Shenwen Li). David G. Atwill. Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018. xviii, 238 pp. Paperback $34.95, ISBN 978-0-520-29973-3. Most students of South and East Asia have often conceived of Tibetans as Buddhists and as maintaining a relatively closed society. The conventional wisdom has been that “to be Tibetan is to be Buddhist” (p. 7). In this book, Professor David Atwill challenges this view by focusing on Tibetan Muslims. He points out that, as of 1950, these Muslims, often known as the Khache, constituted about ten percent of the population of Lhasa. Yet most specialists on China and Tibet know little about the Khache,

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